Varieties: Shiraz & Viognier
Known for: Art and fineness defining this Tulbagh winery
Saronsberg uses modern technology in an innovative way, such as the forced cooling of grapes (the first South African cellar to do so), intensive hand sorting and the use of gravity during the fermentation process. The hands-on cellar provides the winemaker with many options, allowing them to focus on detail while expressing Saronsberg’s distinctive style of fruit-driven elegance.
The farm’s unique terroir is ideally suited to Shiraz cultivation, and therefore Shiraz is Saronsberg’s prime focus.
The cellar was opened in 2004. The Saronsberg Collection, a permanent exhibition of contemporary South African art, includes works by Angus Taylor, Rina Stutzer, Diane Victor, Walter Battiss, Lionel Smit, Paul du Toit and Norman Catherine, to name just a few. Saronsberg has been nominated as the Top Wine Producer in South Africa twice. Saronsberg continuously is recognised for its consistency.
“There are probably easier ways to make wine but there is no better way.” – Dewaldt Heyns
grew up on his father’s grape farm in the Swartland, and has always had a close affinity with the vine and its product.
“Our winery would be nothing without the people.” – Dewaldt Heyns